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20 Montreal Events Happening This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Going to be a BLESS weekend!
20 Montreal Events Happening This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

It's summertime and our schedules are usually packed full with events, parties, and festivals that we don't want to miss out on. We've got people to see, things to do and places to go almost all summer long. 

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But sometimes, there's the rare weekend where we just don't have any plans. Or we have friends that we want to see but no one has any idea what they should do. That happens to me and my friends ALL the time! 

We want to get out there and explore all the super fun things happening in the city right now, but we just don't know where to find these things. Lucky for you, I decided to do the work for you this weekend. 

You don't even have to worry about searching through Google and your Facebook feed trying to find the coolest events because they're all right here in this list! Have a LIT weekend everyone! 

For Events On Thursday, Click "NEXT"

1. 5 à Sable au Pied du Courant 

via @claudiamoroy

2100 Notre-Dame St E

Come to Village au Pied du Courant to party in the sand this Thursday evening! The DJ set will be 100% vinyl records, there will be an insect farm from 5:30-7pm and there will be beer, cocktails, and all kinds of snacks.

Bonus: there's no price for entry!

Check out the Facebook event for more information.

2. 5 à 7 New City Gas

via @lizt5

950 Ottawa St

Every Thursday head over to the New City Gas terrase for a fun 5 a 7 with your coworkers. Enjoy awesome food, drinks and music!

Check out their Facebook event for more information.

3. Bouffons Montréal

via @bouffonsmtl

Buffons Montreal invites all Montrealers to sample edibles at their ''open-air gastronomy village'' with a temporary boardwalk and 'sand beach'. It will truly blow your mind from July 15 to July 30 // 12 PM - 11PM at Quartier des Spectacles.

4. Essential Oils Course

via @essentialoilsme

Come on out to an introduction on how to get your oily on! The course is free for those who are not current members of Young Living and who have not yet attended a class. All we ask is that you purchase a little something at the café during our time together.

Register

5. Yoga Parc Maisonneuve

via @lolittadandoy

Kathya Brouillette, certified teacher in Jivamukti & Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga (1000h.), Offers a series of outdoor yoga sessions throughout the summer, through the city of Montreal, and in its most beautiful parks, Parc Maisonneuve and Parc Lafontaine. We will be transported to the heart of nature ... in Self, in order to be fully resourced.

Register

For Events On Friday, Click "NEXT"

1. Go To Nuits d'Afrique

via @bettybettawerk

Since 1987, every edition of Festival International Nuits d’Afrique has blown the minds of Montrealers. Featuring talent from here to Timbuktu, across great oceans to Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, this festival is sure to amaze from July 11 to July 23.

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2. Go To The Just For Laughs Festival

via @kevadams

Yes, the happiest time of the year is almost among us! No it's not Christmas, it's the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal! With dozens of comedians coming to preform, you can expect nothing but laughter from July 12 to July 31.

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3. Go To Zoofest

via @cxbra1995

From Jul 06, 2017 to Jul 29, 2017, you can check out Zoofest! Founded in 2009 with a large programming dedicated to risks’ takers and to new talents in comedy, music, theater and entertainment.​ With more than 100 000 festival goers, 500 local and international artists, 150 shows and 350 performances in 2016, Zoofest & OFF-JFL is a 24 days of festival you do not want to miss!

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4. The Nasty Show

via @upinhell

The Nasty Show returns as JFL celebrates our 35th Anniversary with a masterful line-up of outspoken, candid and daring standup comics who will be surrendering self-censorship at the door for a night of indulgent laughs at the Metropolis.

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5. La Nuit de l'Art

via @luna_muguet

After the success of the first event that took place in Milton Parc, La Nuit de l’Art will be returning to a new neighbourhood. With more than 10 local artists exhibiting their crafts and creations across four apartments in the Plateau, this night will be an intimate gathering for Montreal's art scene and it's up and coming artists.

For More Info.

For Events On Saturday, Click "NEXT"

1. Good Vibes Only Garden Party New City Gas 

via @raff.j

950 Ottawa St

Every Saturday from 5pm to 10pm New City Gas with DJs, snack foods, and awesome cocktails! When the Garden Party ends head inside for an awesome Saturday night clubbing experience.

Check the Facebook event for more information.

2. L'International Des Feux 

via @melaniemathieu942

Montreal's firework festival is now happening every Saturday night for the rest of the summer! The show starts at 10 pm and can be seen from tons of places in the city like the Lachine Canal, the Clock Tower Beach, La Ronde and Village au Pied du Courant!

3. Go To The Fantasia Film Festival 

via @tedgeoghegan

Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals from July 13 to August 2.

4. Twin Parade

via @rhon_stoppable

Montreal is a city that hosts plenty of parades throughout the year, from Saint Patrick’s Day to Canada Day. But the most original parade has to be Montreal's annual Twin Parade on July 22, 2017 at 4 p.m in the Place des Festivals

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5. Osheaga's Block Party

via @imlexcorp

Launched by The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, Sessions 375 includes 4 amazing experiences created to help celebrate all that is this great city. In collaboration with OSHEAGA Music & Arts Festival, Montréal International Jazz Festival, îleSoniq, and POP Montréal, each have created a FREE fun-filled, music-filled and art-filled day for everyone to enjoy!

Check the Facebook event for more information.

For Events On Sunday, Click "NEXT"

1. Yoga On The Beach 

via @piedducourant

2100 Notre-Dame St E

Every Sunday at Village au Pied du Courant, enjoy a FREE yoga class on the beach with Lululemon! All you have to do is show up, bring your mat and yoga clothes, and get ready to have a zen Sunday evening. The class runs from 6-7pm!

Check the Facebook event for more information.

2. Shakespeare-in-the-Park

via @englishnationalballet

Founded in 1988, Montreal’s Repercussion Theatre is best known for its annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park summer tour. As a professional theater company and non-profit arts organization, their core values are artistic excellence, social relevance and accessibility from July 13 through August.

3. Festival De Lanaudiere

via @marjoriehudon

Recognized as one of the most prestigious classical music events in North America, this festival boasts the participation of nationally and internationally renowned soloists from Jul 01, 2017 to Aug 06, 2017.

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4. PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK #10 23 JUILLET

via @arianebrewer

Piknic Électronik Montreal is an outdoor electronic music event aiming to offer immersive, social experiences in a friendly environment. Located in an urban park just 10 minutes from downtown Montréal, he brings together thousands of electronic music enthusiasts every Sunday from May to September. Piknic Électronik Montreal diverse programing has made it a highlight of the Montreal summer cultural circuit for over 10 years. For this year’s 15th edition, Piknic is back with 19 events on the calendar from May 21 to September 24, 2017.

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5. Hardwell at Beachclub

via @naomikaminski

Pointe-Calumet

This Sunday at Montreal's huge Beachclub, the EDM DJ Hardwell is playing live! Tickets are now selling so get yours quick before they sell out!

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